We'll have to pull these together, at some point. Right now, let's just point to the new blog (Vita Brevis) sponsored by the NEHGS (new 2014). I have been following some of their posts; the one today really got my attention (The Great Migration Study Project: A Primer). Why?
That the GMS publications are available at the ancestor.org site has been great. So, I have used their site quite a bit. But, seeing the post, reminded me of the project area which I went to look at again (not having visited it for awhile). And, I found this index.
It lists the immigrants, alphabetically, and provides the arrival year (as determined by the GMS researchers), the first residence, and Series/Volume/Page. There are seven Gard(i)ners listed. Thomas is noted as being found at GMB 731-37.
There were a couple of resource posts last year. The first motivated by Heather's comments about Cindy Crawford's ancestral story as told on WDYTYA. Then, later, I found that the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors ... volumes are digitized via archive.org (see index to volumes).
Three years ago, I saw one genealogy blogger write that he was reducing his blogging effort and would be removing some of his posts. Of course, I had to weight in (On blogs and other modern means), after all Gutenberg's time, while still here, started long ago. But, issues there remain open (wild-west, insecure internet, for one).
Let's say that seeing the NEHGS step up to blogging is an encouraging sign.
Remarks: Modified: 05/06/2014
05/06/2014 - I actually commented on one posts about "Quality persons" as there was reference to a book which is, thankfully, available on-line.